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Photo Show – Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 images of deep space and beyond on show at the Royal Observatory London

People and Space winner: Venus-Jupiter Close Conjunction by Laurent Laveder (France)

What the photographer says: ‘In this image Venus is higher and on the right of Jupiter. I take my place in the lower right corner of the frame to complete the diagonal formed by me, the two planets, the Pleiades and Taurus. With my red flashlight on my head, I illuminate the beach. At low tide, the sand is wet and is reflecting the blockhaus.’ Taken with Canon 5D Mark II camera; Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/2.0; ISO 3200; 8-second exposure

How could anyone resist posting on the winning images in Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 competition? Not only are the images beautiful, in the deep sense of the word, but they are also a reminder, at least for me, of our place in an infinite universe. I have seen photos that depict scenes that seem to recall the sheer magnificence of the skies at night but nothing, nothing, comes close to the reality. These images are, for me, sublime in the true sense of the word.

Overall and Deep Space winner: M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy by Martin Pugh (UK/Australia)

What the photographer says: ‘I was always going to be excited about this image given the exceptional seeing conditions M51 was photographed under and the addition of several hours of Ha data has really boosted the HII regions.’ Taken with Planewave 17-inch CDK telescope; Software Bisque Paramount ME mount; Apogee U16M camera.

Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012. Pleiades Cluster by Jacob von Chorus (Canada), aged 15

What the photographer says: ‘This image was a test to see what would happen with such a long exposure. It was taken near dusk, with only two frames and an hour of exposure. This image has since become one of my best.’ Taken with Sky Watcher Equinox 80ED telescope; Celestron CG-5 mount; f/6.25 lens; Stock Canon 100D camera; ISO 800; 30-minute exposure

So, on a sunny Sunday morning as I’m sitting in a kitchen in Prague, I want to share these other worldly delights. The competition is now in in its fourth year and there were over 800 entries from astronomers and astrophotographers from around the world as well as from young astronomers.

“As a centre for science education and communication, the team at the Royal Observatory are keen to encourage an interest in astronomy at a young age to embed a life-long interest in the subject.” With the help of Sky at Night Magazine and the photo-sharing website Flickr, entries were submitted in the categories of ‘Earth and Space’, ‘Our Solar System’, ‘Deep Space’ and ‘Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year’ as well as ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘People and Space’ and ‘Robotic Scope’.

The winning images are on show at a free photo exhibition at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, open daily from 10.00-17.00.

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A Decade of Photography in the Aftermath of 9/11 curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

New York photographer and curator, Ruben Natal-San Miguel created a slideshow that was presented in New York City on the evening of 9/11. Ruben’s statement follows, as does the slide show of images.

As a survivor of attacks on Sept 11, 2001 and now a photographer, curator and an influential figure among fine art photography community, I want to celebrate life, commemorate the 10-year anniversary and showcase how photography, as an art media and derivative works, have changed the face of America and the World.

It is a demonstration of how our life, a worldly vision manifested through the use of the photographers lens and accompanied by all the technological advances, has evolved since right after 9/11 until today. water heater repairs Philadelphia . It will reflect the new sensibilities in this art medium, created by the war, the economy and the advances in the technological landscapes. austin criminal lawyer . The exhibition will also highlight some of the most iconic images over the past decade. These photography images over the last 10-years will be on exhibition display via the World Wide Web as a unique virtual gallery and as a special slide/musical presentation to be held at the historical Greenwich House Music School. Let the healing begin!

A Decade of Photography in the Aftermath of 9/11 curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

New York photographer and curator, Ruben Natal-San Miguel created a slideshow that was presented in New York City on the evening of 9/11. pennsylvania divorce lawyers . nysid . Ruben’s statement follows, as does the slide show of images.

As a survivor of attacks on Sept 11, 2001 and now a photographer, curator and an influential figure among fine art photography community, I want to celebrate life, commemorate the 10-year anniversary and showcase how photography, as an art media and derivative works, have changed the face of America and the World.

It is a demonstration of how our life, a worldly vision manifested through the use of the photographers lens and accompanied by all the technological advances, has evolved since right after 9/11 until today. It will reflect the new sensibilities in this art medium, created by the war, the economy and the advances in the technological landscapes. The exhibition will also highlight some of the most iconic images over the past decade. These photography images over the last 10-years will be on exhibition display via the World Wide Web as a unique virtual gallery and as a special slide/musical presentation to be held at the historical Greenwich House Music School. Let the healing begin!